Apple SVP Cue: no HDTV coming anytime soon

During a meeting with analysts, Apple senior vice president of Internet services and software Eddy Cue indicated that the company won’t be entering the TV market in the near future. “Relative to the television market, Eddy Cue, Apple SVP of Internet Software and Services, reiterated the company’s mantra that it will enter markets where it feels it can create great

Apple bloggers claim separate iPhone, iPad ‘Air’ events

A pair of posts by Apple-centric bloggers John Gruber and Jim Dalrymple suggest that Apple may be planning to introduce the next-generation iPhone and a smaller iPad at separate events in September and October. In a post, Gruber remarked that Apple wouldn’t likely want reviews of the new devices to appear at the same time, thus competing against one other

Apple, Samsung found guilty of infringement in Korea

A South Korean court has ruled that Apple and Samsung both infringed on each other’s patents, the New York Times reports. As a result of the rulings, the Seoul Central District Court ordered Apple to stop selling the iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, original iPad, and iPad 2 in South Korea, claiming that they infringed two of Samsung’s patents. Likewise, the

Controlling Auto-Lock on iOS

Controlling Auto-Lock on iOS 1

iOS’ built-in Auto-Lock feature is great for saving battery life by killing the backlight on your screen, but there are times when it can be less than ideal. Luckily, there’s an easy way to take control of the feature—or turn it off altogether. Open up the Settings app, tap on General, tap on Auto-Lock, and set it to the time

Vaja becomes Case-Mate’s luxury leather label

Case-Mate has announced a new partnership with upscale Argentinian leather goods maker Vaja. According to the companies, the partnership will see the two collaborate on strategy and product design; Case-mate will market, distribute, and sell Vaja’s products, which will still be made by the latter company’s artisans. “The Vaja brand uniquely fulfills the desires of the rapidly growing premium segment

Apple debuts new locking Dock Connectors at retail stores

Apple debuts new locking Dock Connectors at retail stores 2

Apple has started to roll out new Dock Connectors for its iPhone, iPad, and iPod displays that double as security locks, according to a new report. Citing a reader report that was subsequently confirmed by a number of Apple Store locations, AppleInsider reports that the cable may be in short supply, as not every device has one—they are primarily being

JBL unveils Jembe Wireless speakers for iOS

JBL unveils Jembe Wireless speakers for iOS 4

JBL has unveiled its new Jembe Wireless speakers for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other Bluetooth-enabled devices. Relatively compact in size, the Jembe Wireless are based on the company’s prior Jembe desktop speakers, and offer a built-in amplifier, Slipstream port technology for improved bass response, a 3.5mm input for connecting non-Bluetooth devices, and an exterior treatment based on JBL’s well-received

Next-gen iPhone logic board pictured, A5X on board?

Next-gen iPhone logic board pictured, A5X on board? 6

Photos showing what is claimed to be a logic board for the next-generation iPhone have appeared online. Chinese site has posted (Translated Link) a new set of photos showing components allegedly bound for the next-generation iPhone, including a pair of photos showing a logic board. The photos are rather blurry, and thus little information can be gleaned simply by

Purported next-gen iPhone charge/sync cable appears online

Purported next-gen iPhone charge/sync cable appears online 8

A single photo of a purported charge and sync cable for the next-generation iPhone has appeared online. A representative of alerted iLounge to the picture, which has been posted to Twitter. The cable appears to be highly similar to past Apple cables, with a full-sized USB plug on one end and what appears to be Apple’s newly shrunken 8-pin

Apple seeking more iPad display space ahead of ‘mini’ debut?

Apple seeking more iPad display space ahead of ‘mini’ debut? 10

Apple is seeking additional table space for iPad displays in the shops of Apple Premium Resellers in Europe, according to a new report. Citing multiple resellers, MacRumors reports that Apple has requested that the shops set aside additional table space for iPad displays over the next few weeks. One source reportedly cited September 12—the same day Apple is expected to

AT&T responds to FaceTime restriction concerns

Responding to concerns over its plans to restrict access to FaceTime over Cellular—including a petition urging the FCC to look into the matter—AT&T has published a lengthy post on the matter to its Public Policy Blog. “The FCC’s net neutrality rules do not regulate the availability to customers of applications that are preloaded on phones. Indeed, the rules do not

Fair Labor Association finds progress at Foxconn

The Fair Labor Association has published a status report on implementation of its recommendations following its assessment of three Foxconn facilities in February and March. According to the group, the review covered items slated for April and May, finding that Foxconn has completed all of the 195 actions that were due. In addition, 89 items were completed ahead of their

Using a 24-hour clock on your iOS device

Using a 24-hour clock on your iOS device 12

While most civilians in the U.S. are perfectly happy measuring their time in 12-hour chunks, there are plenty of folks both here and abroad that prefer the more exact notation of the 24-hour clock. Luckily, iOS makes it easy to switch between the two. Simply fire up the Settings app, tap on General, tap on Date & Time, and turn

New Potato debuts TuneLink Home music streamer, remote for iOS

New Potato debuts TuneLink Home music streamer, remote for iOS 13

New Potato has debuted its new TuneLink Home music streamer and remote for the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Android devices. The TuneLink Home is a small, black accessory that connects to iOS devices via Bluetooth, and offers wireless audio streaming—with standard 3.5mm and optical digital outputs—as well as the ability to serve as a universal remote control thanks to

Verizon vacation blackout points to Sept. 21 iPhone launch

Verizon Wireless has informed employees of an upcoming vacation blackout, suggesting that the next-generation iPhone will launch during that time. Citing a “trusted Verizon employee”, TechCrunch reports that Verizon has called for a staff-wide vacation blackout from Friday, September 21 to Friday, September 30. Apple is expected to announce its next-generation handset on September 12, and there has traditionally been

Petition urges FCC to challenge AT&T’s stance on FaceTime over Cellular

Free Press has started a new petition aimed at getting the FCC to force AT&T to change its policies regarding FaceTime over Cellular. The feature, which is part of iOS 6, allows users to participate in FaceTime video calls over cellular networks; AT&T has said that the feature will only be available to customers on the company’s new Mobile Share

Ecoxgear rolls out Ecoxpower bicycle charger for iPhone, iPod

Ecoxgear rolls out Ecoxpower bicycle charger for iPhone, iPod 15

Ecoxgear has rolled out its new Ecoxpower pedal-powered headlight and mobile device charger for the iPhone, iPod, and other portable devices. The Ecoxpower attaches to the hub of a bicycle’s front wheel, using energy created from pedaling to operate the LED headlight, LED taillights, and a connected USB-charging accessory. It also features an internal rechargeable battery that can power the

Apple to open retail stores in Russia

Apple is planning to begin direct sales of its products in Russia, according to a new report. Citing Russian-language Kommersant, the Moscow News reports that Apple has registered a new company name, Apple Rus, and has assigned local legal advisor Vitaly Morozko to act as its director general. According to an unnamed manager of an Apple distributor, direct sales in

iPod nano stock shortages point to refresh?

A number of major U.S. retailers appear to be out of stock on certain models of the sixth-generation iPod nano, suggesting that Apple may be planning to refresh the device in the near future. 9to5Mac reports that Amazon is out of stock of roughly half its available nano configurations, Best Buy is similarly spotty in its availability, Walmart has only

Motorola Mobility files new patent case against Apple

Google’s Motorola Mobility unit has filed a new patent-infringement complaint against Apple. Bloomberg reports that the suit claims that certain features on some Apple devices, including the virtual assistant Siri, infringe its patents. The complaint, filed with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), alleges that Apple’s products infringe on seven Motorola Mobility patents, including location reminders, email notification, and phone/video

Purported next-gen iPhone display appears online

Purported next-gen iPhone display appears online 17

New photos showing a purported next-gen iPhone front panel and display assembly have appeared online. MacRumors reports that UBreakiFix received the photos, which show a white front panel that looks nearly identical to parts seen previously, and a display unit on the rear side. Once again, no precise measurements were made, but it does appear that the next-gen iPhone’s display

AT&T: FaceTime over Cellular limited to Mobile Share plans

AT&T has announced that access to the FaceTime over Cellular feature in iOS will be limited to customers on Mobile Share plans. “AT&T will offer FaceTime over Cellular as an added benefit of our new Mobile Share data plans, which were created to meet customers’ growing data needs at a great value,” reads a statement from the company, as reprinted

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+

Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ 19

Most of our staffers can fit more than enough photography equipment inside Incase’s nearly-ideal DSLR Sling Pack—but if you’ve got more gear than it can hold, or a larger MacBook, then the Gura Gear Kiboko 22L+ ($380) should be right up your alley. Made from high-tech sailcloth, it’ll keep your equipment safe while carrying it in style. Inside, it has

Bracketron intros Universal USB Travel Power Kit

Bracketron intros Universal USB Travel Power Kit 21

Bracketron has introduced its new Universal USB Travel Power Kit for the iPhone, iPad, iPod, and other USB-charging devices. The Kit includes low-profile USB car and wall chargers, both of which provide 2.1 Amp charging for fast charging of the iPad, as well as a 3’ Universal Charge/Sync Cable that features a standard USB connector on one end and both